Rumor: Police mistake Bitcoin mine op for marijuana grow

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May 23, 2011
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"There are unconfirmed reports today that at least one Bitcoin miner has been raided by police because unusually high power consumption led authorities to suspect that he was clandestinely growing marijuana. ... Like marijuana growing operations, Bitcoin mining runs up high electricity bills and produces a lot of heat because it employs super-fast computers." (05/23/11)  


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